Transportation, technology, and business professionals involved with any aspect of smart transportation, from development and management through delivery, implementation, and operation, should make plans to attend the 18th World Congress. Attendees will experience the most comprehensive exhibition of ITS technologies, services and solutions and have the opportunity to show the world why investing in transportation technology is a critical tool for solving transportation challenges and driving economic growth.
Members of other stakeholder groups such as financial analysts, communication professionals, automotive engineers, commercial vehicle operators, and transportation security and public safety authorities will discover where the future of transportation is headed, how ITS will affect their sectors, and how they can become engaged in the evolution of ITS.
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Executive, Special, Scientific, Interactive and Technical Sessions
More than 250 sessions featuring hundreds of industry experts and world renowned speakers covering a broad range of ITS issues that are facing the industry.
The festivities will kick-off on Sunday, October 16 with an opening ceremony at the Orange County Convention Center. On Monday, a welcome reception will celebrate the opening of the 350,000 square-foot exhibit hall, and ITS Florida will host a reception at Sea World's Discovery Cove.
A highlight of any World Congress is the technology demonstrations, and Orlando will be no exception through mobile and static examples of ITS technologies and service, including connected vehicles, next generation traveler information systems, variable pricing systems and congestion pricing and sustainability. It is an exciting time to be involved in ITS as the most promising technologies are being deployed today.
As a result, the 2011 event will go one step beyond demonstrations and showcase projects that can be implemented in the Orlando region, and will remain long after the event draws to a close. In addition to showcasing the latest in-vehicle technologies such as collision avoidance systems, this could include installing technology infrastructure on roads in the Orlando area that provides the latest in real-time traffic information, reduces congestion and improves the driver experience.
Expanded Exhibit Hall
Already recognized by attendees for the caliber of companies present in the exhibit hall, the 18th World Congress will offer new opportunities to enhance and expand this experience. New this year, ITS America will host dedicated tours of the exhibit hall. Also for the first time, the 350,000 square-foot exhibit hall will be open to the public for free on one day of the conference.
Other enhancements include:
- Two theaters to host any number of sessions on Monday - Thursday
- Expanded food & beverage stations that now include dining areas in each station
- New interactive poster session
- Private meeting rooms for exhibiting companies to use
- Expanded ITS America pavilion to include an ITS State Chapters Pavilion
- Florida "Local Agencies"
ITS America is reaching out to transportation organizations to host co-located meetings during the World Congress as a way for attendees to get even more out of their experience.
Attendees can plan to experience a variety of tours highlighting the best of central Florida's transportation infrastructure and programs.
Earn Valuable Professional Development Hours
Your attendance at the 18th World Congress can earn professional development hour (PDH) units. Many engineering and related licensure and certification agencies around the world require the demonstration of continuing professional competency that is met by the range of sessions you can attend at the conference. Reporting is completed on an honor basis and attendees are responsible for maintaining records. If you need any validation from ITS America, please contact Tom Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org.